FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
• WHAT DENOMINATION IS CONNECT?
Connect Church is a non-denominational, evangelical church that belongs to two church networks: 1. Joel Osteen's Network and The Wave Network. These churches are all like-minded and like-spirited but remain independent of one another.
• HOW DO I GET MORE INVOLVED AT CONNECT?
At Connect Church, we don’t have membership. We emphasize partnership and participation. Members belong to something where partners participate and have and invested interest in the success of something. For more information about Partnership click on "Get Connected" tab and select Partnership Class.
• DOES CONNECT CHURCH HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY?
Yes it does. We believe in accountability in three distinct areas: financial, ethical, and theological. In conjunction with the Board, whose role it is to oversee these areas, and the Campus Advisory Teams, Connect Church has taken even further steps to add accountability to our body. A licensed CPA oversees our finance department and we voluntarily hire an independent CPA firm to perform a review of our financial statements on an annual basis.
• HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER AT CONNECT?
At Connect we don't emphasize membership, we emphasize partnership. Members belong to something where partners have a invested interest in the success of something. To become a partner sign up for our Partnership Class.
• DOES CONNECT CHURCH HAVE A BOARD?
Yes we do. Connect Church is a non-profit organization that requires a Board to function properly within the law. We also believe that, biblically, this group of people should give guidance to the vision and development of the local body. Over the years we have had the privilege of having many godly people invest their time, wisdom, and energy into being a part of this guiding force. In January of 2010, we began to transition toward a larger scope of influence for our Board. Recently, we have completed that transition and held our first Board meeting in August 2011. That meeting included both local members of Connect Church as well national and international Board members in order to form the Connect Church Board. These national and international leaders are skilled church developers with years of experience in growing churches which will add a wealth of wisdom and insight to the leadership of Connect Church. Each of our Board members are dedicated to the health, growth, and development of our church vision.
• WHAT IS THE CITY?
The City is our church community site for our entire church family. This is the main hub of our communication network for Connect. This site enables people to get to know one another better, stay connected to the latest church updates, find opportunities to serve, as well as leave prayer requests for the church family. We encourage everyone who calls Connect Church their home to get on to The City.
• HOW CAN I GIVE TO CONNECT?
During each worship experience, we take an offering, during which you can give utilizing cash, checks, or credit cards. We also have set up the ability to give online using The City, either as a one-time gift or in a recurring fashion. If you would like to give stocks, bonds, or any other type of gift you can always contact our financial office.
• WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO IMPACT THE COMMUNITY?
At Connect we believe that each person has been gifted and called by God to live out their purpose in the community surrounding them. Through personal initiatives we are making a difference in a variety of ways throughout our communities. We also strategically partner with local groups and ministries which are already doing significant work in our city. We also have global partnerships which we invest our resources, gifts, and talents into for a global impact.
· I'M GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME RIGHT NOW, WHAT KIND OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE CAN YOU OFFER ME?
We are able to offer financial assistance to some individuals/ families. To receive financial assistance from Connect, there is an application to be filled out. To receive an application contact the Finance Office.